Ahead of her appearance at our Young Writers’ Festival, Juno Dawson tells us what helps her write so well for young adults, and why it’s important to nurture under-represented writers and amplify their voices.
Young Writers' Festival
First Story programme graduate, Imaru Lewis’s speech to current students at the Young Writers’ Festival 2018.
YWF18 speakers included award-winning poets Kei Miller and Shivanee Ramlochan and best-selling author Stephen Kelman.
YWF17 went dual-site for the first time! Featuring poets John Agard and Grace Nichols in Oxford, while Simon Armitage spoke in Hull.
Naomi Alderman, Laura Dockrill, Anthony McGowan and Dave Rudden will be joining First Story at this year’s Young Writers’ Festival
The award-winning authors will be joining us to speak about the craft of writing and to answer any questions our young writers may have.
YWF2014 featured Mark Haddon, Philip Pullman, Caroline Bird and John Berkavitch over two days at the University of Oxford.
Give a Book donated over 500 books to our Young Writers’ Festival so that every participant could leave with at least one book.
YWF13 saw Children’s Laureate Malorie Blackman share her experiences to a tent packed with 700 young writers.